Stine Gam, Danish architect with a master’s in Furniture Design, and Enrico Fratesi, Italian architect graduated with a master’s in Industrial Design, gained experience as architects in several architecture studios in Japan and Scandinavia before establishing their own design studio in Copenhagen.
GamFratesi’s design takes its creative drive from a fusion of tradition and renewal and in an experimental approach to their chosen materials and techniques. With their dual traditional background, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi draw on the classic Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. Understanding a tradition and addressing it actively in the workshop makes it possible to expand on it. From this cross-cultural substrate they create furniture that respectfully reflects tradition while also featuring unique embedded stories, symbols and associations, often expressed in a minimalist idiom. GamFratesi have received significant awards including Elle Decoration International Design award (EDIDA) as International Young Designer of the Year in 2013, Finn Juhl Prize in 2015, Bruno Mathsson prize in 2018, invited as Guest of Honor at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2014, Best Designer from Elle Decoration Japan 2017, final selection for the Compasso D’Oro, IF award and Good Design Award.
GamFratesi collaborates with numerous international companies including Cappellini, Dedon, Gubi, Fritz Hansen, Hermès, Hay, Louis Poulsen, Porro, Poltrona Frau, Minotti, Gebruder Thonet Vienna, Kvadrat.